Books You'll Be Buying This Christmas
Well, the wedding was amazing – the bride was absolutely stunning and as for the speeches… no lady-like welling up for me, it was a full-on sob-fest, they utterly destroyed me!
But whilst the new bride has packed her bikini and jetted off for an exotic far-flung honeymoon, I’ve been digging out my ski jacket and thermals for a wintry few days in Edinburgh next week. Definitely a struggle to persuade myself that the 150mph winds predicted for Scotland are both Christmassy and fun! (Jealous much?) But inspired by the decorations that are now decking the halls of Romance HQ, I’m clinging on to my festive spirit, because we want to know about your Christmas (reading) traditions!
What’s your ideal Christmas to read about – warm, cosy and full of log fires and mulled wine? Or glam winter sun and urban, stylish Christmas decorations? A hoard of apple-cheeked kids, or just the hero and the heroine and a big bunch of mistletoe?! Any good recommendations?
Because here is my quite blatant ulterior motive – I need book-buying advice! Having just bought my sister identical copies of all our children’s books (we’re twins, I’ve just moved flats and taken them all with me, as the older sister she’s demanding reparation…you get the picture), I am now gifted-out with barely anything to show for it! Except a seasonal-yet-horrifying dent in my credit card and seriously sore arms after lugging the entire Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Little House on the Prairie etc home on the train.
So, what books will you be buying your loved ones this year? Any stand-out romances you’d recommend - a ‘this is for you but really for me’ present? (My most recent discovery is You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning…absolutely lovely!)
Basically, please share with me your Christmas reading preferences and book-reading expertise so that I don’t end up desperately ransacking the shops at 5pm on Christmas Eve, again!
Love Flo x